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Dr. Giuliana Rotunno is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, with sub-specialty training in non-surgical interventional spine care.

She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where she completed a medical degree as well as a masters of science degree in bioengineering, with a focus on spinal biomechanics. She then went on to complete her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, where she became chief resident. She subsequently completed sub-specialty training in Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Rotunno provides evidence-based medicine with comprehensive neurologic and musculoskeletal assessments, advanced imaging studies, electrodiagnostic testing, and interventional procedures. She values collaboration with other healthcare professionals in a multi-disciplinary practice to help design individualized treatment and rehabilitation programs in order to relieve pain, restore function, and improve quality of life.

She has conducted various clinical and translational research investigations studying spine and gait biomechanics, orthopedic implants, and electrodiagnostic protocols. She has provided lectures and skills courses regarding interventional spine and musculoskeletal care to local medical students and resident physicians.

Practice Emphasis

  • Non-surgical spine interventions
  • Non-surgical pain interventions
  • Non-surgical musculoskeletal interventions
  • Electrodiagnostics (NCS/EMG)

Special Procedures 

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar selective nerve root blocks
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint injections
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral medial branch/lateral branch blocks
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Sacrococcygeal joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulator trials
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator trials
  • Peripheral nerve cryoneurolysis (Iovera)
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Celiac plexus blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Ganglion impar blocks
  • Suprascapular nerve blocks
  • Median nerve blocks (carpal tunnel injections)
  • Intercostal nerve blocks
  • Intercostal nerve radiofrequency ablation
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve blocks
  • Cluneal nerve blocks
  • Pudendal nerve blocks
  • Sciatic nerve blocks
  • Genicular nerve blocks
  • Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation
  • Saphenous nerve blocks
  • Peroneal nerve blocks
  • Piriformis injections
  • IT band hydrodissections
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Bursa injections
  • Tendon injections
  • Percutaneous tenotomies
  • Trigger point injections
  • PRP injections
  • Botulinum toxin injections (Botox/Xeomin)



Education / Certifications

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD BS in Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical School
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD MD/MS in Bioengineering
  • Internship
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL General Surgery
  • Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Certification
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Profesional Associations
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
    North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

Dr. Giuliana Rotunno, M.D., M.S. joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush on August 9th, 2023. Patient satisfaction ratings will be published once there is sufficient data.

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612